Much like how genealogical resources and classes are helpful to discovering and sharing your family story, knowing some photography history can also be beneficial when it comes to identifying origins of old photos.The following common types of vintage photos, their photographic processes and characteristics could help you positively identify some of your long-lost ancestors.Daguerreotypes were sealed in glass for protection.In America, daguerreotypes were often placed in hinged, wooden cases with paper or leather coverings.The daguerreotype was created by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre and is known by photography experts as the first practical form of photography.
Most of the population still relied on agriculture, even if they were not themselves the landowner or the farmer.
In November a petition applying for an Act of Parliament for enclosure of the Bury St Edmunds town fields was considered in the House.
Landowners needed to maximise their efficiency in the face of falling prices, and it would be the common users who would have to give way.
The collection embraces visual images in a wide variety of formats.
In addition to early and modern prints, there are daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, stereographs, postcards, carte de visite and cabinet cards, films and glass plate negatives, and 35 mm slides.